Gold Star Family Day is September 24th.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

On Gold Star Family Day, we come together to honor those who have lost a loved one serving in the U.S. military by lighting a luminary on the last Sunday in September.
Throughout America's history, from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, families have seen their loved ones heed the call of duty; and with that duty comes the ultimate burden that these families must bear. Lighting a luminary on Gold Star Family Day lets them know they don't stand alone. Mark your calendars for the next Gold Star Family Day, September 24th, 2017.
Thank you for your continued support of Gold Star families. 

God Bless and Semper Fi!

Tracy Della Vecchia
Founder & Executive Director, Inc.
Mission & History
The mission of the Gold Star Luminary Initiative is to promote awareness of Gold Star Family Day and urge organizations and individuals in communities throughout the United States to light luminaries at dusk on the last Sunday of each September in honor of our fallen heroes.

Since 2007, the Luminary Initiative has taken hold with individuals, groups and organizations lighting luminaries to honor Gold Star Family members around the United States; whether a few luminaries on a front lawn or hundreds in a community event, the impact is the same: the country shares your loss on this day and we want to keep their memories alive.

Take the Pledge

Show your support and take the pledge. Complete our online form TODAY, then mark your calendar for the last Sunday in September every year to light a luminary for Gold Star families, beginning on September 24, 2017.
Share the Pledge on Social Media

After taking the Gold Star Luminary Initiative pledge, spread the support and share it on social media. Whether you use Facebook, Twitter, or some other platform, let your friends and family know that you've pledged your support to support Gold Star families on Gold Star Family Day and encourage them to join you in honoring our fallen heroes.

Luminary Initiative Social Media Profile Image

There is power in social media numbers. For the evening of September 24, 2017, please change your profile image to the luminary initiative to show your support of Gold Star Family members.

Use our tool to add your first name and state to the image, then right click to "save as" and upload to your social media profile settings.

The Luminary Initiative is an outreach program of, Inc.